The 10 Personality Disorders

  ( function() { if (window.CHITIKA === undefined) { window.CHITIKA = { ‘units’ : [] }; }; var unit = {“calltype”:”async[2]”,”publisher”:”Versoix”,”width”:728,”height”:90,”sid”:”Chitika Default”}; var placement_id = window.CHITIKA.units.length; window.CHITIKA.units.push(unit); document.write(‘ ‘); }()); //cdn.chitika.net/getads.js The study of human personality or ‘character’ (from the Greek charaktêr, the mark impressed upon a coin) dates back at least to antiquity. In

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Mind, Emotion, and the Spectrum of Autism

  Daniel J. Siegel M.D.Last month was Autism Awareness month and I’m writing today to remind us that autism continues to be a compelling global issue that consumes the tireless efforts of families and professionals throughout the year. In our human family, there are many ways the now seven billion (and rising) of us live

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Neuroscientists Decrypt the Mystery of Rapid Eye Movements

<!–//<![CDATA[ var pRtS = (location.protocol=='https:'?'https://adv.adsbwm.com/www/delivery/pti.php&#039;:'http://adv.adsbwm.com/www/delivery/pti.php&#039;); document.write("“); //]]>–> 504, Leonardo da Vinci made wax castings of the brain and coined the term “cerebellum (link is external)” which is Latin for “little brain.” A groundbreaking study released today reports that Purkinje cells (link is external) in the cerebellum are responsible for controlling the accurate execution of rapid eye movements. Coincidentally, da Vinci also

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Exceptional Minds, Sesame Street Collaborate on Autism Awareness

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Reviewing the Evidence for Mental Illness Being Epigenetic

var infolinks_pid = 2115730; var infolinks_wsid = 9; //resources.infolinks.com/js/infolinks_main.js When people ask me to explain the imprinted brain theory (link is external), I usually start by pointing out that the paradox of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or autism is that, although they are known to run in families and show high concordances between twins,

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UNICEF the Child Migrant and Refugee Crisis in Europe

//eclkmpbn.com/adServe/banners?tid=35223_51328_3 NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2015 — “Heart-breaking images of children’s bodies washing up on the shores of Europe … lying suffocated in the backs of trucks crossing borders … being passed over barbed wire fences by desperate parents. “As the migrant and refugee crisis in Europe deepens, these will not be the last shocking images

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The World of the Borderline Mother–And Her Children

//eclkmpbn.com/adServe/banners?tid=35223_51328_3    Randy Craiger       The World of the Borderline Mother–And Her Children Therapist Christine Lawson posits four types of mothers based on fairy tales   The children of borderline and narcissistic parents spend a lifetime gaining their freedom after living such a warped childhood. No one explains better how to do this

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NSU’s College of Dental Medicine Receives $3.4 Million Grant to Enhance Dental Care and Access for People with Autism

HHS Grant Will Fund Curriculum Development and Resident Training    FT. LAUDERDALE–DAVIE, Fla., July 30, 2015 Dentists and other health care providers who treat patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) require special training to understand the skills and techniques needed to care for this growing population. Romer Ocanto, D.D.S., M.S., CAGS, chair of the Department of

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